GLOBAL COMMUNION SERVICE WITH PASTOR CHRIS ON SUNDAY, 1ST MARCH. Exodus 31:1-5 "...And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship..." When you study the Bible, it points us to the Seven Spirits of God. Seven is the symbol of completion, the number of perfection. Verse 3 above talks of a man filled with 3 of God's Spirit. Isaiah 11:1-3 "And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:" Before the Messiah (Jesus Christ) came, nobody was filled with all Seven Spirits of God. In the old testament times, the Spirit of God rests on people and used them for mighty works. Daniel 12:1-4 "...But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased." The phrase "knowledge shall be increased" means that God is going to cause the increase, THIS MONTH OF MARCH IS THE MONTH OF KNOWLEDGE Every Child of God has received the fullness of the Spirit (Seven Spirits of God). This month, there's going to be a manifestation of this particular Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit is going to cause knowledge to increase and you're going to be open to receive this increased knowledge. Proverbs 8:10, 10:14 "Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold." God is telling you that knowledge is more important than choice gold. Proverbs 18:15, 19:2 "The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge." This is the knowledge that can be applied for life; that can cause progress and improve one's life. There are a lot of people that have useless knowledge that can't help them in life. That the soul is without knowledge is not good. Proverbs 23:3-5 "Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat. Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom. Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven." Knowledge is what you'd need to get from the outside. The other virtues are from within you. So acquire knowledge; learn something new this month. 2 Peter 1:5b "And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;" There are three basic kinds of knowledge we are introduced to in the New Testament - Sonesis, Ginosko, and Epignosis. Colossians 3:10 talks about Epignosis. This knowledge relates with God; the more you know Him, the more you're like Him. 2 Peter 1:2-3 "Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:" You want more grace in your life, more peace manifested in your life; it's not by prayer or fasting, it is by knowledge (Epignosis) of God and of Jesus. The word of God comes to build your life, to increase your knowledge. That's why it's important for you not to despise the gatherings of the brethren. #knowledge #ministry #completeness #culturing #affirmationtrain #newness #newcreature #talkingsession #powered #heaven #thankyoupastorchris #perfection #kingdom #excellence #healingschool #alignment
Pray-A-Thon 2020 - Mon Feb 24 Christ's resurrection brought us newness of life. Learn more in this Monday's Rhapsody. Download the Rhapsody app if you're yet to do so; it's got several new exciting features, and content to enrich your study experience. Ephesians 6:12-13 says, "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day..." During our prayer times today and for the next few days, we'll pray fervidly in tongues of the Spirit, also interceding for the saints, the world over, in accordance with the above verses of Scripture, against the works and machinations of the adversary, declaring that God's people be strengthened, and stand firm in all of His will, putting on the whole armour of God, in continual victory over the adversary, in Jesus' name. Amen. God bless you.
AFFIRMATION ACTIVATES THE POWER OF THE WORD ~ PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME. Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me (Hebrews 13:5-6). There’re two different aspects of salvation: the legal and the vital aspects. The vital aspect of salvation is activated by your confession; it only works when you say it; while the legal aspect requires acknowledgement. In Romans 10:9, we see the confession or affirmation principle as the very basis for salvation. It says, “…if thou shalt confess (declare, profess, announce, affirm) with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved....” Salvation only becomes real when you make the confession of the lordship of Jesus Christ. The Lord Jesus said in Matthew 12:37, “For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.” When you confess, affirm or proclaim the lordship of Jesus Christ, you’re translated from the domain or kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of God’s dear Son (Colossians 1:13). Affirmation of the Word is an important principle in the Kingdom of God. God has spoken His Word so that we can take that Word and affirm it boldly. That’s our faith-response to the Word. He said whatever He said that we might respond. Your confession or affirmation is that response, and it activates the power of God’s Word in your life. #monthofsongs #reflection #alignment #excellence #prayathon2020 #perfection #instruction #autoedification #salvation #consciousness #thankyoupastorchris #path #affirmationtrain #talkingsession
PERFECTED IN RIGHTEOUSNESS BY PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME. And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry… (Ephesians 4:11-12). Our righteousness is of God, therefore it’s perfect. We didn’t have to qualify by ourselves; Jesus Christ qualified us before the Father to become partakers of the divine nature; to become partakers of His righteousness. 2 Corinthians 5:21 says, “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” How inspiring this is! Some Christians haven’t understood this; so, they see themselves as unrighteous and imperfect. But if you’re born again, you’re a saint, and that’s your nature because the One who gave birth to you is perfect. Hebrews 10:14 says, “For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.” Colossians 2:10 says, “And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power.” The word “complete” means perfected; you’re perfected in Him; Christ is your perfection. You might want to ask, “Doesn’t our opening scripture suggest that the saints are not perfect, because it talks about “the perfecting of the saints?” No, that verse doesn’t mean making the saints better and more perfect; it’s translated from the Greek word ‘katartismos’ which means equipping or training the saints for the work of the ministry. Think about this: When a child is born, that child is born as perfectly human as the parents are. The child then starts growing by feeding on the right nourishment. The child needs to be trained and equipped with knowledge and the right information, to eventually function as adult humans do. That’s what Apostle Paul meant by “perfecting of the saints.” As you receive the Word of God into your spirit, you’re being equipped to function and carry out the work of the ministry; you’re being trained in the life of righteousness. The righteousness of God is in your spirit, but through the Word, you become more skilled in the doctrine, understanding, and application of your righteousness in Christ. #walkinginthelight #seasons #songs #vision #monthofsongs #leadership #empowerment #gospel #illumination #victory #greatness #talkingsession #righteousness #affirmationtrain
THE SHOUT OF VICTORY ~ PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME. O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph (Psalm 47:1). Our opening verse is talking about the shout of victory. Some people shout out of fear, but in Christianity we shout in victory. We shout unto the Lord with the voice of triumph. It’s like the shout the children of Israel gave in conquering Jericho. As they journeyed to the Promised Land, they got to Jericho, but the city was shut with thick and imposing walls (Joshua 6:1). The Lord, however, gave Joshua the strategy to conquer Jericho. It was the “shout strategy”: And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall SHOUT WITH A GREAT SHOUT; AND THE WALL OF THE CITY SHALL FALL DOWN FLAT, AND THE PEOPLE SHALL ASCEND UP EVERY MAN STRAIGHT BEFORE HIM” (Joshua 6:2-5). When the people did as the Lord instructed, the walls came down flat (Joshua 6:20). Some people don’t understand it when we shout; it’s spiritual. The Bible tells us about Jesus, that He shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:” (1 Thessalonians 4:16). It’s like the kind of shout He gave at the tomb of Lazarus; the Bible says He yelled with a loud voice, “..Lazarus, come forth” (John 11:43). Lazarus, having been dead, and buried for four days, already believed to be putrefying, came out of the grave alive! When we shout in victory, the enemy is discomfited; the dead come back to life. Some people only shout out of fear; and that’s the wrong shout; ours is the voice of triumph. We shout ahead of the battle; ahead of the challenges; therefore, when they come, they’re walkovers. There’s no victory without a shout. When you face challenges, shout, not in exasperation, but in triumph. Even when you’re not happy, shout! Even now, shout aloud with the voice of triumph; it’s an act of faith. Shout and declare that you’ve won. The future can depend on your shouting; so don’t keep quiet; shout your victory. #perfection #alignment #excellence #greatness #autoedification #kingdom #completeness #thankyoupastorchris #benefits prayathon2020 #prayingnow